Posted: Sep 21, 2011 6:00 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge in Lafayette is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Vermilion Parish's segregation of the sexes at a public school.
Parish school officials say the case is moot and should be dismissed because the school board voted to end the single-sex classes at Rost Middle School, with no plans to bring them back.
The American Civil Liberties Union says in a news release that it has added plaintiffs to the case. And, the ACLU says, there is a possibility Vermilion will bring back the practice in later school years.
U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Michael Hill took the dismissal motion under advisement Tuesday and set an Oct. 27 hearing date.